U.S. Mints In The South

atlantis

Sergeant Major
Joined
Nov 12, 2016
How was the seizure of the US mints justified by secessionists. It would appear to be outright theft and certainly grounds for a robust military response by the US gov't.
 

Potomac Pride

Sergeant Major
Joined
Oct 28, 2011
Location
Georgia
The seizure of government property such as U.S. mints by the southern states as part of their act of secession was a major issue that led to military action by the Union. In addition to U.S. mints, the south took control of such valuable government property as forts, arsenals, shipyards and customs houses.
 

Lubliner

Captain
Forum Host
Joined
Nov 27, 2018
Location
Chattanooga, Tennessee
The pretense of the seizures by the States came under the idea of territorial property of the State, with the added excuse that it would reimburse the U. S. later.
Lubliner.
 
Top